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Ascent of Cache Peak on 2020-07-24

Climber: Jerry Thomas

Others in Party:Cheryl Thomas
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, July 24, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Cache Peak
    Location:USA-Idaho
    Elevation:10339 ft / 3151 m

Ascent Trip Report

We were staying in Burley, Idaho, so to get to the trailhead we drove to Oakley and then south on the Birch Creek road which quickly turns to a maintained dirt road. Then we took the road into City of Rocks. Just beyond the seasonal gate we took the forest road 562 north and followed it all the way to the end. This road gets really rough and you will need a high clearance 4WD. There is a trail here and it goes up to the ridge between the two prominent peaks. However once at the ridge the trail appears to go off to the less prominent peak and not to Cache. To get to Cache you must bushwhack and boulder hop through some semi- difficult terrain. We tried to find clear spots through the rocks and trees. You end up winding your way around like through a maze. Once at the summit we noticed some monsoon showers building up so we high tailed it back to our vehicle. Very pleasant hike with much more driving than actual hiking. The wildflowers were in bloom and it was quite beautiful. We did see a elk cow and a moose cow with a young one. We didn't know moose lived out here!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1913 ft / 582 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1913 ft / 582 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.2 mi / 8.4 km
    Grade/Class:class 2
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Drizzle, Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1865 ft / 568 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1808 ft / 551 m; Extra: 57 ft / 17m
    Loss on way in:57 ft / 17 m
    Distance:2.7 mi / 4.3 km
    Route:trail
    Start Trailhead:end of FR 562  8531 ft / 2600 m
    Time:1 Hours 59 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1856 ft / 565 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 1808 ft / 551 m; Extra: 48 ft / 14m
    Gain on way out:48 ft / 14 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Route:trail
    End Trailhead:end of FR 562  8531 ft / 2600 m
    Time:1 Hours 27 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Jerry Thomas
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